Category Archives: Gho

To Novella or not to Novella

In the world of fiction, there are novels and there are short stories.  The money of course is in novel-length fiction, but short stories have made a comeback with the advent of ezines, and hey, you can read one on … Continue reading

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Setting stories

Where do writers get their inspirations for where a story will be set, be it an epic novel or microflash?  It’s easiest to set it in the writer’s own backyard: New Yorkers tend to write about the Big Apple, Texans might … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Life as a Ghost

Finally got in a good writing weekend, cut 5000 words from a draft short story and wrote 2000 new words.  The old wording wasn’t bad, but the story that I was trying to tell had run away from me–I had … Continue reading

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Gho is here

Five and a half years in the making, my very first story has just been published in the Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Volume VI anthology by Bards and Sages Publishing.  Originally a novel, Gho  was trimmed down to a … Continue reading

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Gho is coming

After 5 years, endless rewrites, and a major compaction from novel to novella, I just received the galley proofs for the upcoming publication of my very first story.  Gho, a paranormal fantasy about Hildi Schreiber, a teenage inventor whose paranormal vortex detector inadvertently … Continue reading

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Setting stories in the land of vikings and valkyries

As my long time readers know, I have a penchant for setting stories in the Nordic lands, be they tales from the Old Norse mythos or space operas set in Kiruna’s Spaceport.  While I cannot claim any Viking blood, at … Continue reading

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Tristy trasty plots

I’m a fan of complex, tristy trasty plots, both as a reader and as a writer.  There is something very satisfying about reaching the end of a superbly crafted book with a complex plot and realizing how nicely it all … Continue reading

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Blog Hop: My Writing Process

Do blogs hop? My writing buddy and fellow author Timothy Hurley invited me to join in the My Writing Process blog hop.  He posted his version of the blog, in his usual dry wit, last week at http://www.thelunaticassylum.blogspot.com. His fiction … Continue reading

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Excerpt of the week: Gho

Since my very first story every, “Gho,” sold this week, the winner of 2nd place in Bards and Sages charity writing contest, I thought it appropriate to use it as my excerpt.  But seeing as Gho has had two lives, … Continue reading

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2nd Prize, five years in the works

Five years ago I started my first attempt at creative writing since high school.  Being the ambitious type, of course I decided to write a novel.  Gho. A ghost story. I’d bang it out in 6 months, sell it, become … Continue reading

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